All-College Honors Newsletter MID-SEPTEMBER EDITION: 2015

Thank you for your attention and time in opening this email. The All-College Honors Program's Student Board and newly founded Honors Student Association is proud to present our inaugural bi-weekly newsletter.

This is an effort to increase effective communication within the Honors Program without having an excessive number of emails.

During the academic year, we anticipate disseminating this newsletter at the beginning and middle of every month. Newsletters will feature important information. They will highlight exciting, innovating, and even educational events that are sponsored by either HSB (Honors Student Board) or HSA (Honors Student Association). What's the difference? Hopefully the below graphics and information will clear things up that are new this year!

The Honors Student Board functions as an advisory body to the All-College Honors Program. The HSB is open only to Honors students and consists of several class representatives and a 5-member executive board with a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and social activities chair. All Honors students may attend HSB meetings.
The Honor Student Association functions as a student club representing the interests of All-College Honors students. It is open to all Canisius College undergraduate students. Established in Spring 2015. Consists of general body members that assists in programming. Also, consists of the same five-member Honors Student Board executive board.

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2019: The Honors Student Board has 3-4 representatives per graduating year. We are currently in the process of bringing on Class of 2019 Representatives to the board.

Elections will begin Wednesday, September 16th and run through this Friday, September 18th till 8pm. Follow this link to vote. Only Class of 2019 members of HSA are eligible to vote, including all members of the All-College Honors Class of 2019. The board members must be All-College Honors students.

During the last general body meeting, the idea of committees was discussed. If you expressed interest in a committee, you will be contacted by the committee chair by the end of this week (Friday, September 18). If you were unable to attend the last general body meeting, you will have the opportunity to sign up at the next general body meeting on Thursday, October 8 at 7 PM in Regis North. Contact Liz Piotrowski ( with any questions.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO?? The HSA Travel & Learn Committee is taking suggestions for the trip location for the Spring 2016 semester! Please email your ideas to either Kendall ( or Mo (

Upcoming Events

Honors Thesis Orientation - Wednesday, September 16th 1pm-1:30pm OM200

Attend If you would like to know more about Honors thesis, which can be attempted in the junior or senior years. Contact: Dr. Dierenfield (

African Drumming Session - Thursday, September 17th 11:30am-12:45pm - Palisano Pavilion. Contact: Dr. Dierenfield ( *reserved for Honors Students, priority given to African-American Lives & Culture Class*

Tour of Black Buffalo - Sunday, September 19th at 10am

Tour important sites connected to the history of Black Buffalo including Broderick Park, the Michigan Street Baptist Church, the Nash House Museum, and the Colored Musicians Club. Contact: Dr. Dierenfield ( *reserved for Honors Students, priority given to African-American Lives & Culture Class*

Stratford Trip - Saturday, September 26th 8:30am-1:30am (next day return) KAC Upper Parking Lot. See Alice Steltermann in HO 206 for tickets.

This is our annual trip to the world-class Stratford Festival, in the quaint town of Stratford, Ontario. We will see two productions--Lerner & Lowe's Carousel (a musical in the Avon Theatre) and Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew (Festival Theatre).

Cost: $20 + food ($100+ value). See Alice Steltermann in HO 206 for tickets. For questions contact Dr. Dierenfield ( *reserved for Honors Students*

Lunch and Learn (Banko) - Wednesday, September 30th 12:30pm-1:30pm Student Center 205.

First Honors Lunch & Learn of the year with Stephen T. Banko, III, the most highly decorated Vietnam veteran in WNY, with two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, the Air Medal, and four Purple Hearts for extraordinary courage. He later served as field office director of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. Contact: Dr. Dierenfield (

Community Day - Saturday, October 3rd 9am-2pm Dining Hall. Details: TBA. Contact: Mo Otremba (

2nd General Body Meeting - Thursday, October 8th 7pm-8pm Regis North.

Pizza provided. Discussion and sign-up for committees available Contact: Liz Piotrowski (


Cleveland Trip - Saturday, October 10th 7:30am-6:30pm KAC Upper Parking Lot. See Alice Steltermann in HO 206 for tickets.

A day trip (on a nice bus) to the renowned Cleveland Art Museum, one of the most visited museums in the world. This museum is known for its large and diverse collections, including those from ancient Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia . Food not provided. Contact: Dr. Dierenfield (

Cost: $10 + food. See Alice Steltermann in HO 206 for tickets. For questions contact Dr. Dierenfield (

The Great Pumpkin Farm - Saturday, October 17th early afternoon-evening

Free admission to farm, pie eating contest, hayride, magic show, petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, Mummy Wrapping, and scarecrow making. Extras such as Amazing Maize Maze ($4) are not included. Contact: Liz Piotrowski (

To end, here is a inspirational quote (provided by Class of 2018 Represntative - Taylor Rabadi):

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." -Sydney J. Harris
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